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Al-Qaida ‘on the ropes’ after 2 decades of war | VOA News

For 20 years the United States has been fighting against the group Al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Those in Washington have assessed the group as not being a huge threat, however others worry that they might be underestimating the group. The group’s leadership has suffered major losses this past year according to research, but it is unclear how many others are lurking ... Read More »

Taliban Defeated in Khandahar Province: MoD | Khaama Press

Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have defeated the Taliban in the Khandahar Province, allowing citizens to reclaim their land. Forces have been dispatched to clear the area for all explosive devices hidden on public roads. Some gardens and crops in the area were ruined as a result of the Taliban activity. The Taliban have yet to comment on ... Read More »

Your one-stop guide to military swim, treading and water survival tests | Military.com

Water survival training programs are a vital element in all fields of military training. As you prepare ahead for this program, Stew Smith collected all materials relevant to your military and survival training. This will help you understand what to expect and mentally prepare yourself for all the physical qualifications needed. Source: https://www.military.com/military-fitness/your-one-stop-guide-military-swim-treading-and-water-survival-tests Read More »

How to get a remote job: Make these changes to your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn | Huff Post

When looking for remote work, one thing that you must change first is your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Career consultant Fabricia Zanca advised, “You must craft your résumé taking into consideration what the company needs and expects from you to succeed in the role.” Remote job experts emphasized that cover letters should support why you make a good remote worker, ... Read More »

The secret to creating lasting habits | Michael Hyatt

Creating long-lasting habits is the first step to set you up for success. Our subconscious takes over and habits turn to routines that become auto-pilot overtime. Michael Hyatt recommends, “To automate any decision or habit, you need to create a habit loop.” A lot of people aren’t able to successfully create a new habit simply because they don’t give themselves ... Read More »

Is the new COVID tech consumer here to stay? | Medium: Steve Sinclair

The behaviors of consumers have dramatically shifted since COVID-19 happened. From online shopping to online grocery deliveries, we experienced an economy dependent and adapted to technology. It is observed that consumers are trying new technologies and brands and spending more on e-commerce over the past several months. This holds a promising future what these innovations can do to make our ... Read More »

The theremin: The strangest instrument ever invented? | BBC Culture

The theremin is an electronic musical instrument invented in the 1920s by Léon Theremin. Its’ futuristic sound involve the manipulation of electromagnetic fields around two antennae. The instrument is played without physical contact and players control sounds by moving hands and fingers around the antenna to raise or lower the tone, and up or down over a looped antenna to ... Read More »

Ex-Green Beret charged with Russian espionage to enter plea | Army Times

The plea hearing for Peter Rafael from Gainesville has been scheduled for Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. Rafael was charged with exposing U.S. military secrets about his unit’s activities to Russian intelligence agents under the Federal Espionage Act. The court records do not show to what extent Rafael will be pleading guilty. According to a previous indictment, Rafael had a 15-year ... Read More »

Afghanistan- 50 Taliban killed in defense operations | MENAFN

On Wednesday night the spokesperson for the governor of Kandahar stated that operations have taken place in multiple districts. In the Pashtun Zarghon district of Herat Province, four insurgents were injured and 11 were killed after attacking Afghan National Security Forces. Over in Teh Province, 39 insurgents had been killed and 18 had been wounded. Lastly, 12 Taliban members were ... Read More »

Army efforts save lives following historic hurricane | US Army

In countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, and Guatemala, deadly floods and landslides threatened hundreds of lives. The category 4 storm was the worst in this region in two decades. After most of the countries declared a national state of emergency, around 250 Joint Task Force-Bravo troops were deployed from the U.S. to some of the hardest hit areas in ... Read More »

The case for emotional fitness | Nick Wignall

Most of us struggle with our emotions because we try to run away from it or suppress our feelings to get temporary relief. We use coping strategies to escape but we do not realize its long-term effects on our mental and physical health. As Nick Wignall said, “To master your emotions you must be willing to live with them.” We ... Read More »

The myth of experience: Why we learn the wrong lessons, and ways to correct them | Leading Blog

They say experience is a great teacher. However, we tend to be objective in interpreting the lessons from that experience. Emre Soyer and Robin Hogarth wrote in their book The Myth of Experience that “while experience still leads to learning, there is no guarantee that its lessons accurately represent the reality of a situation.” Recognizing that what we are experiencing may ... Read More »

Pentagon grappling with AI’s ethical challenges | National Defense

As the US military starts to transition from artificial intelligence with some of its capabilities, there is also an urgent concern to craft new policies to mitigate risks in inventing new technologies. “This is a technology that is increasingly intelligent, ever-changing, and increasingly autonomous, doing more and more on its own,” Peter Singer said. The Defense Department rolled out a ... Read More »